Questions tagged [donald-trump]

Donald Trump served as the 45th president of the United States of America from 2017 to 2021. Use for questions specific to Donald Trump or his policies. Use with the [united-states] tag.

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To what is Trump referring when he says “700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh”?

This is Trump's latest tweet: "700,000 ballots were not allowed to be viewed in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh which means, based on our great Constitution, we win the State of Pennsylvania!" ...
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Can the Secretary of Defence sack Generals and appoint new ones?

In this highly controversial time, some Democrats are suggsting that Trump might use the power the military to retain power, and that this would constitute a military coup, and that Trump's ...
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Why so much censorship on Trump's statements? [closed]

After the 2009 Iranian presidential election, in which some people opposed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's reelection, Hillary Clinton defended U.S. efforts to ensure that the Twitter social networking service ...
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Can Trump use lawsuits to stop the electoral college from voting in order to use the House to install him as President?

Some news sources (like zeit.de, in German only, sorry) report that Trump could use a large number of lawsuits to keep the Electoral College from voting on Dec 14th. As I understand it, all legal ...
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Why is the Republican Party going along with Trump's legal challenges to the election results? [closed]

From most reports, the Trump campaign's legal challenges to the presidential vote counting process have little merit (several have already been thrown out by the courts) and a practically negligible ...
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Why did the Trump administration hold a press conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company?

I’m assuming we’re allowed to ask questions for events that happened recently, or in this case, very recent - this past weekend. The picture on the right is clearly Rudy Giuliani, and I’m assuming the ...
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Does the US have 2 presidents until Jan 20?

With Joe Biden winning the presidential election, what kind of power does he have until Jan 20? What can he effectively do? In this question "Has Joe Biden made any promises to revert Trump's US ...
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Will the demographic inversion between Democrats and Republican reverse post-Trump? [closed]

Party demographic inversions are not uncommon, i.e. when the demographics that make up a party or the ideology of the party invert. It was not long ago that southern states tended to vote Democrat ...
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What do we know of Evangelical voting for Trump in 2020?

I believe he had nearly 80% support in the past from Evangelicals. However, there have been calls for repudiation. Jerry Falwell, a big supporter, also resigned in scandal. Have these, and the events ...
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Could Trump maintain power by combination of executive orders and supreme court decisions?

Since Trump is still president until January, and he has already packed the supreme court, would it be possible for him to be president eternally by extending his power through executive orders, and ...
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How exactly might Trump's contesting the election results determine the transition of the presidency? [closed]

The fact that Trump is going to contest the election results raises the following possibilities: Trump fails to persuade the court that there were significant number of violations in the counting ...
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Has Trump ever explained why he, as incumbent President, is unable to stop the alleged electoral fraud?

Per title. This criticism is the one levelled by Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - that the incumbent president ought to be able to stop electoral fraud if it's there. Off the top of my ...
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Trump was behind on November 5th. Why was he calling for vote counting to stop?

This CNN article, and others, reported that Trump asked for vote counting to stop, and threatening legal action to do so. I can (sort of) understand calls for a recount, but, if he was behind, what ...
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Has Donald Trump discussed any details about his presidential library?

Has Donald Trump dropped any hints as to where he would site his presidential library, and how he intends to monetize it?
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What is the earliest time we might be reasonably sure who won the US 2020 Presidential election? [closed]

With all the absentee votes and the different rules in different states (and counties!), I find it hard to say at which time we can expect the result of which state. If Trump wins the election it will ...
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Why is Donald Trump positively rated in Africa?

From a report, I gained knowledge that Donald Trump is mostly liked in the African Continent in opposition to other regions like the European Continent! I know under Trump that there is a foreign ...
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Social Media & the US Presidential Election [closed]

In what ways will social media impact the election for president, and will it help Biden or Trump more? I have been doing some research on it and in the last election, and in the following Wikipedia ...
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Future of International Relations [closed]

What will be the difference in our international relations with Europe and Asia if Trump or Biden gets elected? Trump always claims that he is better for the economy, but globally, who would be better ...
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Would 2020 election decide whether Mr. Pompeo stay in power or not?

Mike Pompeo currently serves as United States Secretary of State. Does the upcoming election decide whether Mr. Pompeo stays in power or not?
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Why it is considered offensive that Trump referred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as AOC in the last presidential debate? [closed]

Recently, there was a huge backlash after the last presidential debate that Trump referred to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Congresswoman of 14th NY district as AOC. For example, look here, or here, ...
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Was Trump such an underdog 4 years ago according to polls?

I keep reading that almost every single poll known to man shows that Biden is leading Trump. The only exceptions are polls from a few Republican states (like Kansas) where Trump easily won in 2016 but ...
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How is the audience for NBC Town Halls chosen? [closed]

I was just watching NBC's town hall interview with Donald Trump, and was very distracted by a lady sat behind him who kept nodding ferociously whenever he spoke and shook her head whenever he was ...
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What was the point of Trump trying to get dirt on Hunter Biden's dealings with Ukraine?

When Trump was impeached, the big issue was that he wanted to get dirt on his political opponent. He wanted dirt on Joe Biden's son and how he worked with an oil company and wanted to accuse Biden of ...
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Is there any evidence on how much impact the Lincoln Project is actually having?

The Lincoln Project and Republican Voters against Trump are generating huge publicity and producing some of the slickest adverts I've ever seen. But is there any evidence that they are having any ...
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Can Twitter/Facebook actions on NYP article really be called “censorship”? [duplicate]

Recently, after New York Post placed an article about Hunter Biden ties with Ukraine business, Twitter and Facebook started to restrict spreading of it. Trump immideately called this a censorship: So ...
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What steps has President Trump's “global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in the 69 nations where it is illegal” taken?

The Trump Pride webpage asserts: Through his bold plan to end the HIV epidemic to his global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in the 69 nations where it is illegal, President Trump has proven ...
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Why did Trump interrupt Biden incessantly in the Presidential Debate? [closed]

This was extremely unusual to watch. The Fox anchor and debate moderator Chris Wallace had to tell the President to let his opponent speak. Quote from the debate: CHRIS WALLACE: The country would be ...
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Are there any violations of mail voting in the US during ongoing elections? [closed]

Some of Republicans arguments against mail voting is, that it would be "INACCURATE": With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE &...
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Why are Trump supporters flying the flag of East Turkestan?

Saturday night (October 3, 2020) a group of people assembled outside Walter Reed Hospital. They seemed to waving Trump Campaign flags and the national flag of East Turkestan. Why?
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What additional measures, within presidential authority, do people say the president should take against Covid-19?

It seems Donald Trump is under heavy scrutiny from a lot of the media and his political opponents for failing to appropriately respond to Covid-19. My question is: what more could he have done that ...
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Why was the Amy Coney Barrett event in the White House done without masks/social distancing? [closed]

In other countries, leaders set an example by maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. I don't understand why it is different when it comes specifically to Republicans and Trump. During the ...
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Has Trump's campaign in 2020 made any statement about further building a wall at the Mexican border?

"Build the Wall" was one of the rallying cries of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. After various fights in Congress, the Trump team could claim at the beginning of 2020 that Pres. ...
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When was the last time that Donald Trump tested negative for COVID19?

Trumps tweet at 1AM Friday October 2, said that he and had tested positive for COVID19. Presumably that test was administered some time Thursday. His personal physician dodged a question from the ...
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If Trump dies, who is the Republican candidate? [duplicate]

President Trump has tested positive for coronavirus. Should he die, would Pence automatically become the Republican candidate? He would obviously become POTUS, for a few months at least, but how does ...
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Are medical professionals reporting on US president's health status accountable for the information they provide?

I am currently watching Trump's doctors press conference and there seem to be an inconsistency between what the doctors are saying and the details about the treatment doctors are saying his condition ...
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What are the options for the debates if Trump is still contagious with COVID? [closed]

Donald Trump just announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. If he is still contagious during on Thursday, October 15th, what are the options for the 2nd Presidential Debate? Can someone else ...
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Why has Trump's approval slowly risen starting in August?

According to 538, Trump's approval has risen a little less than 3 percentage points since August 1st and is currently at 43.8%. It has not affected head to head polling. Why has this happened?
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Has the debate moment when Donald Trump said “elections have consequences” been used in any 2020 USA election ads?

In the September 29th, 2020 debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the debate moderator, Chris Wallace, asked each candidate about the next Supreme Court appointment. WALLACE: "Our first ...
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How would election results end up in Supreme Court? [closed]

For the sake of argument, let's say that the election results are in, and Biden won the popular vote and the Electoral vote. Assuming that the new Supreme Court judge confirmed by the Senate will ...
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How much influence did Donald Trump have on the Abraham Accords?

The Bahrain–Israel normalization agreement,1 officially Abraham Accords: Declaration of Peace, Cooperation, and Constructive Diplomatic and Friendly Relations2 is an agreement to normalize diplomatic ...
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Is there historical precedent for the US Senate to confirm a SCOTUS nominee from a POTUS of their own party in an election year?

There is debate over whether it is right for Donald Trump to try to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the SCOTUS now, because the election is coming up. Republican Senator Mitt Romney said he will still ...
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What have been Trump's successful policies/reforms? [duplicate]

Honestly, I'm not personally inclined to support Trump because his rhetoric and misinformation tactics rub me the wrong the way, but I make a point to consume centered media as often as I can and I ...
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Why do attack ads focus so much on Joe Biden's mental state but not Donald Trump's?

Now the USA has a longstanding tradition of negative campaigning, so it is not surprising when the competence of a political opponent is questioned. What is surprising however, is that while Democrats ...
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Has the Trump Administration explained why it has been withholding money from the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program?

Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that the Trump administration has been secretly withholding money from the FDNY World Trade Center Health Program: The Trump administration has secretly ...
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When Trump declined to visit Belleau Wood cemetery - were other American dignitaries present?

The story in The Atlantic about Trump's refusal to visit the WW1 Belleau Wood cemetery mentions that the weather was so bad that his helicopter could not fly. Were other American dignitaries expected ...
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Are there any specific reasons why President Trump has suggested that his supporters illegally vote twice in North Carolina?

Recently, the current United States President suggested that people in North Carolina vote twice in the upcoming election: once by postal vote and once in person. Apparently there are measures in ...
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What was attributed to Trump's narrower margin of victory in Texas compared to Romney?

Romney won Texas by 16 points in 2012. Trump won Texas by 9 points in 2016. Both candidates got more votes though Clinton got more of an increase. Did Clinton come closer to winning it because of ...
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Is Donald Trump experiencing a rally 'round the flag event? [closed]

According to FiveThirtyEight, Trump's approval is up from 40% to 43%, or 3 percentage points. (His disapproval of course, is down by a similar margin.) I believe that the president could be ...
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May partisan events be held in the White House?

I noticed US President Trump held a Republican National Convention (RNC) event at the White House the other day. Is it not illegal, and unprecedented, for the President to use the White House — a ...
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Which U.S. presidential candidate is helped most by the riots? [closed]

The U.S. has experienced many riots in several cities over the past several weeks and months. Which presidential candidate's electoral prospects are most assisted by these events? To clarify: I'm not ...

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